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One of most beautiful rivers in America.

This river is remarkably beautiful. The trip up river from St. Marie's will amaze you. The... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Middleton, Idaho
Beautiful river

First, the correct spelling is St. Joe. The river is clean and wonderful for kayaks and canoes... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Barbara M
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Excellent cutthroat trout river.
Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

This river is remarkably beautiful. The trip up river from St. Marie's will amaze you. The surrounding mountains and scenery is incredible. A true treat.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank papastorm
Reviewed August 5, 2018

First, the correct spelling is St. Joe. The river is clean and wonderful for kayaks and canoes. Parts are okay for motor boats. The river is accessible by boat from Lake Coeur D Alene.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Soooo many visitors come the CDA not by car, but by motorcycle. Since we moved here, we've learned first hand that one of the most beautiful (and short) rides is around the lake, down to St. Joe's river and then back to the lake. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank SarahGerdes
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Fantastic place to visit. It takes a while to get there from Coeur d' Alene but totally worth the visit. Good campgrounds and the fly fishing is excellent. Plan for any type of weather in the summer or fall.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Steven M
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Nice views and the river itself is pretty neat in concept, being the highest navigable river in the US. Not much else at the overlook and marker other than the river, so this is a short stop. Nonetheless, it is a worthwhile stop. Maybe even...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The St. Joe River is scenic and peaceful. Good camping areas along the way, and friendly people in the area.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Kitty F
Reviewed February 10, 2018

I live in St. Maries overlooking the St. Joe River. It is near and dear to my heart. From the crystal clear running rapids upriver to the lazy water flowing through St. Maries and into Coeur d' Alene Lake. What else can I say?

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank janemI3637MN
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Fishing is my life and there is no better river than the St Joe! You also have to visit during the sprint boat races as well!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank AllanPHD
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Native cuts and berry picking the most amazing opportunites await you in this fabulaous national forest

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank bigpinekeyforme
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The Saint Joe River has a dramatic range of topography that it passes though, most of which you can drive the family car along side of. The upper River is a small mountain stream with great trout fishing. The lower River is larger, slower, and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank idahogriz
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January 9, 2018|
Response from idahogriz | Reviewed this property |
Many places for dispersed camping depending on what part of the River you want to be on. BLM has a nice campground on the lower ST. Joe named Huckleberry. From I90, go south from Walace, great drive on good dirt and gravel... More
August 27, 2017|
Response from tmitchells1220 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The water is not extremely fast and has some places that are shallow. I have floated it several times.